Chronic Pain/Chronic Health Management

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Are you experiencing…

  • Joint pain
  • Head aches
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Trouble with gut heath
  • Chronic bloatation
  • Irregular bowel movements
  • Feeling heavy
  • Feeling tired despite resting
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Having foggy brain
  • Feeling discouraged about own health
  • Difficulties reaching or maintaining a healthy weight

Chronic Pain

More than a 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, which is pain that has gone on for more than 6 months and is not being effectively treated by medicine or medical interventions such as injections and surgeries.

Pain is important in survival of human beings, signals danger and lets us know we should take measures to keep ourselves safe. However, pain itself is not the only source of discomfort, the negative emotional and circumstantial aspects of pain also affect us.

When pain is chronically a part of our lives, we often experience frustration, fear, sadness and isolation.

Currently, studies show that effective treatment of pain should include a biopsychosocial component. This means treating pain with biological means alone, such as medicine, is not adequate. Psychological and social care must also be available.

Chronic Health Conditions

Managing many on-going health issues such as diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, sexual dysfunction, infertility and menopause, are usually associated with chronic mood and anxiety issues. Patients who use psychological services when incorporating options to either eradicate or at least reduce their health issue report improved outcome in their overall health condition.

At the Feeling Good Wellness Center, Dr. Dashtban is a fellowship trained Clinical Health Psychologist with years of experience treating patients using cognitive behavioral therapy and TEAM-CBT, as well as specifically designed psychological testing. Patients report a significant improvement in their overall health, and specific improvement in their quality of life as it pertains to their health concerns.

Regardless of your health concern, you can call to have a free 15-minute phone consultation to see if health psychology treatments are appropriate for you.